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ARTS 101
3.00 cr.
Introduction to Art

Introductory study of the techniques, philosophy, history, and vocabulary of the visual arts. Lecture and hands-on studio exercises leading to the development of skills in creative thinking, visual communication, and technique. Not intended for art majors.

ARTS 102
3.00 cr.
2 Dimensional Design

Foundation-level course exploring the fundamental components of art and their application in drawing and painting. Emphasis placed on discovering creative solutions to visual problems.

ARTS 105
3.00 cr.
Art History I Prehistory to the Gothic Period

Survey of man's contribution to the visual arts in Western Civilization from pre-history to the Renaissance. Aesthetic and philosophical background stressed.

ARTS 106
3.00 cr.
Art History II Renaissance to Realism

Survey of man's contribution to the visual arts in Western Civilization from Renaissance to Realism.

ARTS 107
3.00 cr.
Art History III Impressionism to Contemporary

Survey of man's contribution to the visual arts in Western Civilization from Impressionism to Contemporary.

ARTS 110
3.00 cr.
Drawing I

Introduction to visual expression in traditional drawing skills and materials. Emphasis on perception and development of imagery.

ARTS 113
3.00 cr.
Photography I and Lab

Introduction to photography. The student must become familiar with camera components and all forms of still image capture. Beginning with B&W film and darkroom processing and then transitioning to digital. Historical perspective and evaluation of photography included. One lecture and one lab per week.

ARTS 114
3.00 cr.
Painting I

Introduction to traditional oil painting techniques. Emphasis on perception with development in design, color, form and content.

ARTS 115
3.00 cr.
Ceramics I

This course is a beginning level ceramics course that is designed to introduce clay as an art material and to teach the technical and aesthetic skills needed to create ceramic objects, both sculptural and functional. Students will be introduced to the methods and techniques of hand-building.

ARTS 116
3.00 cr.
Sculpture I

This course will cover basic sculptural materials (wood, stone, plaster, construction/assemblage) and look at sculpture in art history. Critical analysis of sculpture will be emphasized.

ARTS 202
3.00 cr.
3 Dimensional Design

Study of the structural, perceptual and spatial properties of three-dimensional forms. This course includes the building of models and sculpture out of a variety of materials.

ARTS 210
3.00 cr.
Drawing II

Advanced problems in visual expression and developmental skills with a variety of media. Emphasis on conceptual justification and perception. Prerequisite: ARTS110 or consent of instructor.

ARTS 211
3.00 cr.
Life Drawing I

The systematic, academic study of human anatomy and the depiction of the human figure in western art. Working from anatomy texts, the study of the old masters, and direct observation, students will refine their drawing technique using a variety of media. Emphasis given to direct observation and the accurate depiction of the figure in space. Prerequisite: ARTS110.

ARTS 213
3.00 cr.
Photography II and Lab

Advanced color photography techniques. Begins with film and color theory and progresses to digital studio photography. Emphasis on color balance, composition, content and critical analysis. One lecture and one lab per week. Software used: Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Prerequisite: ARTS113.

ARTS 214
3.00 cr.
Painting II

Advanced problems of visual expression in oil painting. Emphasis on perceptual skills, scale, and surface. Prerequisite: ARTS114.

ARTS 215
3.00 cr.
Ceramics II

This course is a second semester beginning level ceramics course that is designed to introduce clay as an art material and to teach the technical and aesthetic skills needed to create ceramic objects, both sculptural and functional. Students will be introduced to methods and techniques of wheel-throwing. Ceramics I & II must be taken before progressing to Ceramics III. Prerequisite: ARTS115.

ARTS 216
3.00 cr.
Sculpture II

A continuation covering sculptural materials and methods of working. Emphasis is on looking at and talking about work critically. Prerequisite: ARTS116.

ARTS 230
3.00 cr.
Graphic Design I: Introduction toPublishing and Design

An introduction to the basic principles and practices of the graphic design field. Emphasis placed on the creative process and the software typically used for print design.

ARTS 240
3.00 cr.
Masterpieces of the Western Tradition

Travel to Europe. Students study the major works of art and architecture from the Western Tradition. The specific location and course design will be set each year the course is offered.

ARTS 311
3.00 cr.
Life Drawing II

Continued study of the human form; drawing from life using a variety of mediums. Prerequisite: ARTS211.

ARTS 312
3.00 cr.
Introduction to Illustration

Introduction to the field of commercial illustration. Topics include visual communication, the creative process, self-promotion, and the development of a distinctive style. A variety of media and conceptual frameworks will be considered. Prerequisite: ARTS210.

ARTS 313
3.00 cr.
Photography III Experimental

Numerous photographic processes, from historical to modern, are studied and practiced. Each week new processes are introduced for the students to expand upon for critical analysis. Lecture and lab are combined and meet once per week. Prerequisite: ARTS213.

ARTS 314
3.00 cr.
Painting III

Development of a personal style, vision and body of artwork. Introduction to techniques of egg tempera and fresco. Journal writing and analysis of artwork required. Productive studio habits are needed to explore imagery and technique. Prerequisite: ARTS214.

ARTS 315
3.00 cr.
Ceramics III

Development of a personal style, vision, and body of artwork. Students learn to relate their work to historical and contemporary traditions. Prerequisite: ARTS215.

ARTS 316
3.00 cr.
Sculpture III

This course assumes the student is proficient with sculptural materials and is familiar with critical analysis in order to begin developing a body of work that is linked thematically or conceptually. Emphasis on the development of a working studio aesthetic. Prerequisite: ARTS216.

ARTS 324
3.00 cr.
Painting IV

This course will allow the student to continue to develop a body of work as an artist. A thorough understanding of various painting mediums is expected and must be demonstrated. Journal and artistic biography in written form are continued in this class. Prerequisite: ARTS314.

ARTS 325
3.00 cr.
Ceramics IV

This course will allow the student to continue to develop an area of expertise as an artist. A thorough understanding of the procedures of running a ceramics studio from clay body to finished artwork is expected. A body of consistent artwork will be completed as well as journal writing and analysis of the art form. Prerequisite: ARTS315.

ARTS 330
3.00 cr.
Graphic Design II: Digital Drawing and Image Manipulation

Deals with the production of original design and illustration for print and online delivery. Emphasis placed on the discovery of creative solutions to visual problems. Prerequisite: ARTS230.

ARTS 332
3.00 cr.
Graphic Design IV: Introduction to Interactive Multimedia

An introduction to the integration of imagery, text, sound, video, animation, and interactivity for Internet delivery along with associated web page development. Prerequisite: ARTS330.

ARTS 336
3.00 cr.
Graphics Design III: Introduction to Web Design

Introduction to the design principles and methods critical to the production of an effective web site. Begins with the thorough study of HTML/CSS and moves to the creation of web pages using page design software. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

ARTS 340
3.00 cr.
Masterpieces of the Western Tradition II

Travel to Europe. Students study the major works of art and architecture from the Western Tradition. The specific location and course design will be set each year the course is offered.

ARTS 344
3.00 cr.
American Art History

Study of America's particular contribution to the International art scene. Chronological development and regional styles as well as influence of Europe and other cultures will be examined.

ARTS 412
3.00 cr.
Illustration II

Continued refinement of a consistent, recognizable illustrative style. Emphasis placed on conceptual development and the creation of a consistently professional portfolio.

ARTS 413
3.00 cr.
Photography IV Digital Studio

Students will expand upon lighting techniques, both in house and the field. Viewing professional artists in the field also enhances this learning experience. Journal writing, analysis of artwork and gallery contract required. Lecture and lab are combined and meet once per week. Prerequisite: ARTS213.

ARTS 414
3.00 cr.
Painting V

Continued development of a body of work, to prepare for senior show. Students propose a series of paintings or working with a specific theme and materials. For art majors only that have a concentration in painting. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

ARTS 416
3.00 cr.
Sculpture IV

Continuation of development of individual work with emphasis on developing a body of work that is ready for exhibition. Prerequisite: ARTS316.

ARTS 424
3.00 cr.
Painting VI

Continuation of Painting V. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

ARTS 425
3.00 cr.
Ceramics V

Prerequisite: ARTS325.

ARTS 426
3.00 cr.
Ceramics VI

Prerequisite: ARTS425.

ARTS 430
3.00 cr.
Portfolio/Senior Project

Taken in the senior year, in the semester prior to the semester of graduation, this course is the capstone for the Bethany studio art program. Integrates theory and methods from all previous studio coursework in the production of a major body of work or project with emphasis on portfolio production, self-promotion, and consistency across media. Leads directly into ARTS495 Senior Exhibition. Cross-listed with MART480 Topics in Media Art.

ARTS 434
3.00 cr.
Painting VII

Continuation of Painting VI. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

ARTS 444
3.00 cr.
Methods in Teaching K-12 Art

This course is required for students who seek state licensure for teaching grades K-12 visual arts within the studio art major. Students must first meet all requirements for "Entry into the Education Major." Then they must meet all requirements for the Studio Art "Entry into the Major." This course contains a field experience component and must precede enrollment in EDUC495/496 Teaching Internships and Seminars (student teaching).

ARTS 450
3.00 cr.
Art Theory and Criticism

Seminar on writing and speaking about art. Emphasis on formal analysis of various art forms and effective communication of ideas. Expressing opinions, asking questions and developing a style will be explored.

ARTS 452
3.00 cr.
Contemporary Issues in Art

An art history seminar course that focuses on current issues in the art world from the past 10-15 years. Students will research, present and discuss what is happening in today's art world and visit galleries in the Twin Cities, Chicago or New York.

ARTS 480
3.00 cr.
Topics in Studio Arts

The examination of unique topics in visual art, determined by emerging technology/media, instructor expertise, and special student interest.

ARTS 490
4.00 cr.
Portolio/Senior Project

Taken in the senior year, in the semester prior to the semester of graduation, this course is the capstone for the Bethany studio art program. Integrates theory and methods from all previous studio coursework in the production of a major body of work or project with emphasis on portfolio production, self-promotion, and consistency across media. Leads directly into ARTS495 Senior Exhibition. Cross-listed with MART495 Media Arts Capstone/Senior Project.

ARTS 495
2.00 cr.
Senior Exhibition

This course is to prepare the artist to present and display artwork. A resume and portfolio must be completed. An exhibition will be scheduled and all aspects of the event will be planned by the student. A gallery talk by the artist will be presented to the college community.

ARTS 499
3.00 cr.
Art Internship

Art-related field experience with an approved agency fulfilling an individual learning contract negotiated between student, faculty advisor, and worksite. Studio art majors only, by permission.